Abia Women Holds August Delegates Conference

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Women have been urged to live up to their potential in the society and the family at large, and to become good ambassadors wherever they are found. This was part of the admonition given to Abia women, at the Abia Women’s August delegates’ conference, held at the Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia. 
 
At the programme organized by the office of the wife of the Abia State Government, with the theme “Empowering women, empowering humanity”, Abia women from all walks of life came out en masse to celebrate women and their roles in the society.
Dressed in different uniforms representing the seventeen Local Governments of the state, the women never had a dull moment, as they were educated by some Abia daughters who have made their impacts in life and society.
Wife of the Abia State governor and organizer of the programme, Nkechi Ikpeazu urged women to always be at their best. She noted that women play critical roles in life and society and therefore should not be ignored.
Mrs. Ikpeazu also maintained that the best way to empower women is to establish programmes and loan schemes to enable women to be engaged meaningfully in the society.
The meeting which was geared towards preparing the women for August meeting was also a time to remind them that August meetings should be project based, and time for women to discuss their welfare.
Wife of the State Deputy Governor, Vivian Okochukwu, in her closing remarks commended women for their conduct and urged them to imbibe all that they learnt at the conference.
Chairman of the delegate’s conference Sub-committee, Chinedu Brown at the end of the conference, read out a communique as agreed by the women.
The event ended with the wife of the Governor, Nkechi Ikpeazu, inspecting farm produce as displayed by women from each of the Local Governments in the state.
Aba North, Ukwa East and Bende Local Governments emerged winners of first, second and third positions, while Umunneochi and Ohafia came fourth and fifth.
The Local Governments were given cash awards. Awards were also given to deserving individuals, including Dame Patience Nwankwo, Dr. Rose Ekeleme and Prof. Okpete Kanu.


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